Kelly Clarkson will host the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, set for Sunday, May 20 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
This will mark the first year the Billboard Music Awards will air on NBC. Nominees for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards were announced on Tuesday.
Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment, said in a statement, “Kelly Clarkson has long been a Billboard chart phenomenon and has a first-hand understanding of what matters most in music today. Her enthusiasm for all genres of music and her innate sense of humor will make for a truly memorable night.”
“To prepare for hosting the Billboard Music Awards, I already have 20 costume changes planned,” Clarkson said. “I will be flying in like my girl P!nk, and calling Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman for jokes. Well, or I’m just gonna show up and celebrate my favorite artists and get to know a few more. Yeah, maybe I’ll go with that plan.”
Clarkson is no stranger to the NBC family, as she currently serves as a coach on The Voice.